Responding to the publication of Starting Out Right: Early Education and Looked After Children (Family and Childcare Trust and the University of Oxford), Jackie Sanders, director of communications and public affairs at The Fostering Network, said: ‘This timely report has identified some extremely important issues when it comes to looked after children’s early education – not least that looked after children are less likely to access early education than their peers.

Applications are now open to become an ambassador as part of The Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence programme in Wales.

The Fostering Network is looking for twelve ambassadors, six care experienced young people and six foster carers, to represent and be the voice of young people in care in Wales and the Welsh foster carer community.

Following the Westminster Government’s statement about the safeguarding of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children, Kevin Williams, chief executive at The Fostering Network, said: ‘The Government’s reiteration of its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children along with its announcement of a strategy setting out how una